After a near-proverbial seven year hiatus, Ambrosia Parsley is finally releasing her long-promised solo album, Weeping Cherry.
Parsley’s old band, Shivaree, was an international critical and commercial success that scored a couple of hits, including Good Night Moon, (featured in the credits of Tarantino Kill Bill 2..) and went on to sell half a million records,
On Weeping Cherry, Ambrosia picks up where she left off with Shivaree, working with the same producers – Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez aka The Elegant Too (Bob’s Burger, Yoko Ono, Ray Davies) and enlisting new and old contributors – Danny McGough, Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), AA Bondy and Benjamin Biolay.
The songs of Weeping Cherry are, in Parsley’s words, “basically conversations with dead people”. The collection is inspired by the deaths of a series of friends, bandmates, and relatives but the “album is more exorcism than exercise. Even though it’s such a dark one, I never had so much fun making a record.”
The result is a moody yet uplifting album, with lush arrangement that contrast layers of sounds, dissonance, classic guitar work and lyrical melodies
NYC Album Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall, May 14th.